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Hayes Named OR’s Independent Chair

June 4, 2018:

Ontario Racing today (Monday, June 4) announced the full composition of its new Board of Directors....read on

Historic Ontario Horse Racing Industry Funding Agreement Signed

May 8, 2018:

The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors today (Tuesday, May 8) announced the signing of a historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government....read on

Racing Funding Discussed At Queen’s Park

May 2, 2018:

On Wednesday (May 2), Ontario PC Caucus horse racing critic MPP Randy Pettapiece questioned the government about the 19-year funding agreement that has been presented to the Ontario horse racing industry....read on

Ontario Funding Plan In The News

April 30, 2018:

Last week during question period at Queen’s Park, Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa responded to questions about how rural racetracks and rural horsepeople are represented in the new long-term funding plan for the Ontario horse racing industry....read on

Long-Term Funding Agreement Released

April 20, 2018:

The much-anticipated agreements detailing long-term funding for the horse racing industry and Ontario Racing membership for racetracks and industry associations have been posted online....read on

Long-Term Funding Webinar Recap

April 5, 2018:

Ontario Racing conducted a webinar on Thursday (April 5) for industry participants to learn more about the long-term funding agreement announced for Ontario's horse racing industry last month....read on

Long-Term Funding Webinar Details

April 3, 2018:

The long-term funding agreement for Ontario's horse racing industry was formally announced late last month, and, in turn, Ontario Racing will now be conducting a webinar this Thursday (April 5) to discuss the agreement in more detail....read on

Participants Comment On Funding

March 28, 2018:

"We look at this as a foundation of sorts. It's long-term, it's some stability but it's hopefully something we can build on."...read on

Long-Term Funding Plan For Ontario Racing Announced

March 23, 2018:

Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, and Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a long-term funding agreement with the horse racing sector in a press conference held Friday afternoon (March 23) at Flamboro Downs....read on

Sousa Decries Woodbine Stabling Rules

July 28, 2017:

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa spoke out against a Woodbine Racetrack policy which limits the ability for trainers stabled on the grounds to race elsewhere, including Fort Erie Race Track, the only other Thoroughbred course in the province, according to the Toronto Star....read on

Western Fair Supports Funding Plan

December 2, 2016:

The following is a letter sent by Western Fair Association’s President and CEO Hugh Mitchell to Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirming his support, as well as Western Fair's, for the ministry’s long-term Government funding plan and encouragement to proceed with its implementation....read on

Racing Discussed At Queen's Park

November 21, 2016:

"The member opposite and all of us in this House recognize the importance of the horse racing industry as an economic industry in the province of Ontario. And we want to maintain stability and growth within the industry."...read on

New OLG Board Chair Nominated

October 21, 2016:

Ontario has nominated George L. Cooke as the new Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)....read on

Racing Discussed In Legislature

October 18, 2016:

On Tuesday, October 18, Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa reiterated the Ontario Liberal Government’s support for the provincial horse racing industry during question period in the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park in Toronto....read on

Opposition To Sports Wagering Bill

April 20, 2016:

Federal Liberals have stated that they will vote against Bill C-221, a piece of single-event sports wagering legislation that received second reading on Tuesday (April 19)....read on


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